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Revised Fall 2010 Milling and Paving Schedule

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – Due to contractor availability, the Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department has revised the schedule for milling and paving work to be conducted in the coming weeks, with work now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.  The updated schedule, subject to inclement weather delays, is below with revisions highlighted in red. 

Part of the Town’s regular streets maintenance program, milling and paving is a surface replacement process that eliminates existing pot holes and creates a smooth new road surface.  Milling and paving extends the life of the Town’s streets and is done on any particular street about once every ten to fifteen years.

Updated Fall 2010 Milling and Paving Schedule

 Nighttime street resurfacing work to take place October 31, 2010 through November 3, 2010

Drunk Drivers Can’t Hide Behind Halloween Costumes

From the Leesburg Police Department:

As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Leesburg Police Department reminds everyone to keep the party off the road. 

“There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel,” said Lt. Jeff Dubé.Whether you’ve had one too many, or way too many, it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”

Street Resurfacing Work To Take Place October 24, 2010 Through October 29, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – The Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department will be conducting night milling and paving work from October 24, 2010 through October 29, 2010.  Part of the Town’s regular streets maintenance program, milling and paving is a surface replacement process that eliminates existing pot holes and creates a smooth new road surface.  Milling and paving extends the life of the Town’s streets and is done on any particular street about once every ten to fifteen years.

The road surface replacement process takes place in two steps.  First, the top 1 to 1½ inches of asphalt is milled or ground off the street.  Then, a new overlay of hot-mix asphalt is applied to the street, creating the new pavement surface.  Typically, milling will be done on one day and paving will be done on the next day.  During milling and paving operations, crews will close one lane of the street at a time, so motorists should expect delays.  In addition, no on-street parking will be allowed during the scheduled milling and paving operations.

The schedule below is subject to inclement weather delays.  Milling and paving must be done under dry conditions.  The following night work is scheduled:

1.      Fort Evans Road, from the Route 15 Bypass to Potomac Station Drive

  • Milling:  Sunday, October 24 – Monday, October 25, 7 pm – 7 am
  • Paving: Tuesday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 27, 9 pm – 7 am

2.      Route 15 Bypass, from Route 7 interchange to Edwards Ferry Road (northbound lanes)

  • Milling: Sunday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 26, 7 pm – 7 am
  • Paving: Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29, 9 pm – 7 am

3.      Route 15 Bypass, from Fort Evans Road to Edwards Ferry Road (southbound lanes)

  • Milling: Wednesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 28, 9 pm – 5 am
  • Paving: Thursday, October 28 – Friday, October 29, 9 pm – 5 am

4.      Edwards Ferry Road, from Heritage Way to Route 15 Bypass

  • Milling: Sunday, October 31 – Monday, November 1, 9 pm – 6 am
  • Paving: Tuesday, November 2 – Wednesday, November 3, 9 pm – 6 am

The foregoing road segments are highlighted on the numbered map.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Traffic Delays Expected

Just as you may have experienced traffic delays today, you can expect the same for tomorrow, October 12. Delays will be mainly on Route 7 and Crosstail Boulevard. Dominion Power crews will be pulling wires from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. again just south of East Market Street.

New Green Initiative: Rubber Mulch in Leesburg

Leesburg, VA is trying out a new “green” approach to median maintenance. Leesburg’s Urban Forester and Public Works Department teamed up to bring 20,000 pounds of rubber mulch, made out of shredded used tires, to the Town of Leesburg. The mulch has been installed in the median of the West Market Street exit ramp off of Route 7.

So how is this initiative green? The 20,000 pounds of rubber took more than 1,300 tires out of waste. The rubber mulch will not need to be replenished like wood mulch, therefore cost effective over time, despite costing three times as much initially. The mulch is expected to do a better job of suppressing weeds and will not float away during heavy rain storms like wood mulch does. If the project goes well, rubber mulch may appear in several medians.